Bridging Managed and Natural Landscapes – The role of traditional (agri)culture in maintaining the diversity and resilience of natural ecosystems

During the recent DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference in Cape Town, which had as its theme “Biodiversity and Society: understanding connections, adapting to change,” we presented this poster on the connections between agricultural and wild landscapes. The poster urges conservation scientists and protected area managers to see agricultural communities, and the landscapes they create, as integral to […]

Food, Humanity, Habitat and How We Get to 2050

In the editorial observer section of October 27th’s New York Times, a succinct summary of where the crucial issues of food, climate change, and biodiversity all meet. In this enlightening summary ,  writer Verlyn Klinkenborg  says   “The only way to do that is to think about the habitat of all other species as the frame […]

Funded PhDs studying 'Forest and Nature for Society

Forest and Nature for Society has an EU-funded 3 year PhD programme. It will fund 8-10 studentships every year to work with supervisors at 2 out of 5 of theinstitutions listed below on topics in the general area of sustainable forest and nature management. Students can come from anywhere in theworld. Please look at the […]

Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignity

International Training Workshop: Methods and Processes for Establishing Indigenous Biocultural Territories (IBCT) as Agrobiodiversity Conservation Areas 20-29 September 2009 The Potato Park, Pisac, Cusco, Peru From 20-29 September 2009 a group of farmers and scientists from Ethiopia and Peru met in the Potato Park, Pisac, in the Department of Cusco, Peru to engage in cross-cultural […]

Ecoagriculture Policy Focus, issue 3: "Mitigating climate change through food and land use"

The policy brief looks at issues pertaining to the mitigation of global climate through reducing emissions from agriculture, forestry, and other land uses. The recommended policy actions include ; The full range of terrestrial emission reduction, storage, and sequestration options in climate policy and investment. Incorporate farming and land use investments in cap-and-trade systems. Link terrestrial […]

Revealing the Appeal and Potential of Agricultural Biodiversity for Africa: Status, Trends and Outlook for Future” Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Call for expressions of interest is now open. The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in partnership with its four sub-Regional Organizations (CORAF/WECARD, ASARECA, SADC-FANR, NASRO), and Bioversity International will be organizing a conference on agricultural biodiversity in Africa, back-to-back with the Africa Science Week and FARA General Assembly to be held in Ouagadougou, […]